“When it comes to the workings of pregnancy and the complications and nuance of all of that, I don't think politicians are any more qualified than a comedian," said Cary resident Crystina Halycon. "These are people's lives that we're playing with.”
Republicans’ new 12-week abortion ban will impose unnecessary barriers to care, increase maternal death rates, and further strain the state’s health care system by forcing clinics to close, North Carolina doctors say.
In a guest post, a group of 8 UNC doctors, professors, and researchers highlight the dangerous impact of North Carolina Republicans' new 12-week abortion ban. "The legislation imposes an array of medically unnecessary hurdles ... that make it harder and more expensive for women to get early abortions," the group writes.
All abortion bans are dangerous, a Charlotte doctor told us, so Republican legislators would not get any points for passing a 12-week ban instead of a 6-week or outright ban like in other southern states.